Posts Tagged ‘Al Pacino’

Not as Easy as ABC

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

glengarry-scottlandis The latest ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ revival can’t close the deal Pity poor Shelley Levene, the has-been real estate salesman central to Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet’s 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the corrosive nature of capitalism. Not only is pathetic Shelley, brought down to his knees from desperation, not too proud to beg his boss [&hellip
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La MaMa Throws Itself a Gala 50th Birthday and the Theater Community Helps

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By Wickham Boyle La MaMa Experimental Theater Club and its founder, the marvelous, mercurial Ellen Stewart—well, if you know them, they need no introduction. It’s like saying “Thomas Edison” and “electricity.” But if you don’t, here are the Cliff’s Notes. Stewart was a hopeful African-American fashion design student who came from Chicago to New York [&hellip
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Review: Shakespeare in the Park

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Pacino shines in ‘Merchant’; ‘Winter’s Tale’ intoxicates By Deirdre Donovan Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice has meant very different things at very different times. It began its stage life with a comic Shylock in a false nose and evolved through the centuries into a drama of great pathos. But whether you see this play as [&hellip
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